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Minnesota firefighters share their experience of battling Oregon wildfires

29 Minnesota Firefighters were called to help with the Slater fire.

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. – Twenty-nine Minnesota Firefighters are back home after battling Oregon wildfires. The firefighters from Brainerd, Fisher, Bemidji, Eden Prairie, Motley, Crosslake and Spring Lake Park/Blaine/Mounds View spent two weeks on the frontlines of the Slater fire. They were assigned to Cave Junction, a small city about 25 miles from the California border. The firefighters were split into…

Minnesota Firefighters Work Slater Fire in Oregon, Around 18% Contained

Courtesy: Minnesota Homeland Security and Emergency Management 1/5 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/5 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/5 Show Caption Hide Caption 4/5 Show Caption Hide Caption 5/5 Show Caption Hide Caption OREGON — Firefighters from our region continue to make headway on wildfires on the West Coast. A crew of 29 members from seven departments across Minnesota are working…

WATCH: President Trump rally in Bemidji, MN

    BEMIDJI, MN — President Donald Trump is hosting a rally¬†at Bemidji Aviation Services Friday. The rally starts at 4 p.m. and the president is expected to speak around 6 p.m. The president last came to Minnesota on Aug. 17 for a campaign stop in Mankato. Categories: Minnesota News Tags: BEMIDJI, minnesota, PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP, rally

Trump Stop Is Private Event, Democrat Leader Hopes It’s Not A COVID-19 Spreader Event

BEMIDJI, Minn. — When President Donald Trump arrives in Bemidji Friday afternoon, it’ll be a private event. Those attending will need a ticket from the organizers to enter what law enforcement is calling the “exclusion zone”. We talked to the majority leader of the Minnesota House of Representatives Ryan Winkler who is from Bemidji. The Democrat doesn’t agree with the…

Joe Biden Announces Minnesota Campaign Stop: Duluth

The former vice president will come Friday, September 18

DULUTH, Minn. — Former Vice President Joe Biden will be in Duluth in two days. His campaign announced that the democratic presidential nominee will tour a union training center and speak afterwards. The times for the both the tour and his speech haven’t been announced. President Trump will also visit Minnesota on Friday. The president will be at Bemidji Aviation…

Authorities Find A Man Shot, A Building on Fire And A Dead Body Inside

They were called to Grant Valley Township about 10 miles west of Bemidji

BELTRAMI CO., Minn. — Beltrami County authorities are investing a shooting, a fire and the discovery of a dead body. They were called to Grant Valley Township about 10 miles west of Bemidji around 12:30 Sunday morning. Deputies arrived to a house on fire and a man nearby with gunshot wounds. He was taken to Sanford in Bemidji and his…

UPDATE: Authorities Arrest Suspect Involved in Bemidji Shooting

The man is considered armed and dangerous.

UPDATE: The Bemidji Police Department reports that 18-year-old Antonio Parkhurst was arrested in connection with the shooting of a 20-year-old man. Authorities credit the tips and assistance from the public for helping catch Parkhurst.   BEMIDJI, Minn.–Authorities in northern Minnesota are searching for a suspect in a fatal shooting. Beltrami County sheriff’s dispatchers got a call about a man who…

Semi Driver Pulls Rig In Path of Slow-Moving BNSF Train

The BNSF train was only going between 5 and 10 miles per hour

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — For the second time in about a week, a vehicle drives into the path of a slow-moving train in Grand Forks. This time it was a semi driven by 31-year-old Travis Bitker of Bemidji. Police say Bitker was driving through the yard of the State Mill at the time of the crash. The BNSF train was…